I spent today getting compost spread on my garden plots, putting up a fence to keep out the neighbor's free range chickens (Heather actually did most of the fence, I helped), and cutting down branches from the crab apple tree so my garden won't be in the shade all day. It's pretty much all completely ready to plant and I've got all the starts or seeds I need. Yay! But I'm also completely worn out, so even though there's still a few hours of sunlight left, I'm calling it a day. I really wish I were more healthy and in shape so I could get more work done. :( Then, again, that was part of the whole purpose behind growing a garden this summer -- a way to get me outside and active, and it's working so far. Hopefully by the end of the summer, I'll be able to do a lot more in one go.
Here's a picture of my garden area. You can see there's still a small area of the closest plot that will be in shade during the late afternoon. I'll just have to plant veggies that don't mind so much in that area. :) The tree is really pretty right now with all those big pink blooms, and standing under it is like standing near a beehive. I couldn't believe how loud the buzz is!
Heather and I also went to see Iron Man 2 today. It's my second viewing, but she hadn't seen it yet. Awesome movie! I love it! I'm really such a nerd. ;)
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I didn't go to Manti until this last weekend for Mother's Day, so I didn't get to give my mom and sisters their presents until now. So here are the pictures of them. They are bottles for scented oil and diffuser reeds. I encountered this new company, Cierra Ashley, at a craft fair a few weeks ago and I splurged on one for myself because it smelled so nice (and was less expensive than a candle). Then I decided to play with decorating the bottle with some clay before adding the oil and this is what I ended up with.